Joe Carberry - Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, VISA Inc.
Joe Carberry is an award-winning communications professional with a proven track record of helping companies and executives navigate complex business issues with an eye toward protecting and advancing their reputation.
Currently, Carberry is senior vice president of corporate relations for Visa Inc., the nation’s leading payments organization. Carberry is responsible for Visa Inc.’s public affairs and issues management teams, managing all communications related to crisis, litigation, public policy and business issues, as well as image advertising. While at Visa, Carberry has been engaged in a range of corporate communications activities, including providing public relations counsel to the CEO and management team, speechwriting, media and analyst relations and marketing communications.
Before joining Visa, Carberry was a member of the corporate communications practice at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications. At Fleishman-Hillard, Carberry managed strategic communications programs for clients including W.R. Hambrecht + Co., Internet Capital Group, and Sony Computer Entertainment of America (PlayStation).
Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Carberry served as deputy press secretary for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding, acting as spokesperson and media liaison on civic and political initiatives, including the 1996 Republican National Convention. Before the Mayor’s office, Carberry was with Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger, Inc., managing public affairs activities for public- and private-sectors clients, including Pacific Bell, Pardee Construction Company and San Diego State University.
In 2006, Carberry was part of a team that received a Gold SABRE award for business-to-consumer marketing communications. In 2004, Carberry was part of a team that received a Silver SABRE award for financial services public relations. He also received a 2004 Northern California Compass Award for business public relations from the Bay Area chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. In June 2000, he received a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America for his work in financial communications. In April 2000, Carberry was named to the “15 to Watch” list by PR News. In 1995, Carberry earned an Edward L. Bernays Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s San Diego Chapter for work in community relations.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Carberry has served on the board of directors for HIP Housing, a non-profit organization addressing housing issues in San Mateo County; served as vice president of the San Diego State University Young Alumni board of directors; and was a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the National Investor Relations Institute.
Carberry holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from San Diego State University, with a minor in marketing. He has completed a certificate program in business administration at University of California, Berkeley (Extension). He is currently an MBA candidate at Pepperdine University.
He lives in Lafayette, California, with his wife Nicole and daughters Chloe and Grace.